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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K 491
Mozart Statue by Viktor Tilgner, 1892, Burggarten, Vienna
The Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491, is a concerto for keyboard (usually a piano or fortepiano) and orchestra composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart composed the concerto in the winter of 1785–1786, finishing it on 24 March 1786, three weeks after the completion of the Piano Concerto No. 23 (K. 488) in A Major. He premiered the work in early April 1786 at the Burgtheater in Vienna.
The work is one of Mozart's most advanced compositions in the concerto genre. Its early admirers included Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. Musicologist Arthur Hutchings considered it to be Mozart's greatest piano concerto.
VIDEO: Mozart - Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K 491
Vladimir Feltsman, piano
Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra
Yuri Bashmet, conductor
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